The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 running shoe features the latest iteration of the Nike Air technology, with a really minimalistic approach to the midsole – everything that’s not Nike Air is unnecessary. This approach resulted in an interesting-looking shoe thats design will surely gain a lot of fans and a shoe that needs time in order to become truly comfortable – the Nike Air units need to be broken in, which is something that a lot of runners don’t feel like doing after paying the price in the store. However, once you get acquainted with the Flyknit 2, you’ll find out that there’s more than meets the eye: this is a high-quality, comfortable, cushioned and responsive shoe that will take you wherever you need to go – provided you don’t want to go out of town.
Secondly: the midsole. A lot of customers felt really disappointed with the comfort of this shoe and even went as far to say it isn’t comfortable at all. However, the truth is that similarly to the Foamposite Pro, the Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 needs time to be broken in before it stops feeling hard on your feet. Yes, at first you will feel a little uncomfortable running in this shoe, due to the fact that the midsole Air units need time to soften up a bit and really adapt to your weight, gait and so on. Once that process is done though, this is a really comfortable shoe to wear. It’s just not something that will sweep you off of your feet the first time you try it on. One piece of advice to amp up the comfort of this she would be to wear very thin socks with it.
● Full-length Nike Air cushioning unit midsole
● One-piece no-sew Flyknit upper
● Relatively lightweight
● Great breathability
● Comfortable once broken in
● Steep price point
● High-quality durable materials
● Road, track and treadmill shoe
● Limited flexibility
● Enticing, colorful design
● Good responsiveness